A MAN was arrested in Madrid for locking up his girlfriend and giving her only salt water to force her into prostitution. The couple apparently met three months ago and came on holiday to Madrid from Romania.
For the first few days, they were like any other tourists, until the 27-year-old man told the 17-year-old girl that she would have to get back the money for the trip by going into prostitution.
When she refused, he locked her in a flat and forced her to drink a glass of salt water every 15 minutes for two days without any food. At one point, when he had left the flat, she was able to escape and contact the National Police. She was admitted to hospital, where she was found to have bruises and contusions as well as collapsed kidneys.
The police found that the detainee had provided her with forged documents which showed she was over 18, because her family had not given the written permission which Romanian minors require to leave the country.